1959 Austin Healey Mark 1 BT7 4 Seat roadster
Sale price: $18,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.11.2013
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The Austin-Healey 3000 was introduced in 1959. replacing the Austin-Healey 100-6. Despite the name change. the changes were relatively minor compared to those between the original 100 and the 100-6. The wheelbase and body remained unchanged. and there remained two models. a 2+2 and a two-seater.The original Austin Healey 3000 has a 2912 cc I6 engine. with twin SU carburetors and Girling front disc brakes. It was only referred to as the Mark I after the Mark II was released. previously only being known as the 3000. Wire wheels. overdrive gearbox. a laminated windscreen. a heater. an adjustable steering column. a detachable hard top and two tone paint were all available as options.
The original 3000 was built from March 1959 to March 1961 and has model designation BT7 Mark I (4-seat version) and BN7 Mark I (2-seater).
A total of 13. 50 were made (2. 25 BN7 Mark I. and 10. 25 BT7 Mark I)
This is a nice older restoration that was done about 15-20 years ago at a shop in South Carolina.
The exterior is in good condition with a few small cracks in the finish from time. overall paint is really good and shines well. The body panels are slightly wavy and on a scale of 1-10 the body is a 7. Vehicle does come with side curtains. soft top and complete cockpit cover. Has Michilin tires and chrome spoke wheels
Engine runs and drives fantastic. resent tune up and service. The trans has been update with a 5 speed Toyota manual transmisson. Engine bay is very clean and was restored very well. The undercarrge and suspension are in great shape. very clean and no rust.
Interior is in excellent shape. recovered in leather that is period correct. all gauges work and an AM/FM/CD radio has been added below the dash as well as a power port. Original black steering wheel is also included.
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